Clinical and Counseling Psychology Graduate Students’ Expectations for Future Work With Older Adults

Woodhead, Erin L., Emery-Tiburcio, Erin E., Pachana, Nancy A., Scott, Theresa L., Konnert, Candace A. and Edelstein, Barry A. (2015) Clinical and Counseling Psychology Graduate Students’ Expectations for Future Work With Older Adults. Clinical Gerontologist, 38 5: 357-374. doi:10.1080/07317115.2015.1067271


Author Woodhead, Erin L.
Emery-Tiburcio, Erin E.
Pachana, Nancy A.
Scott, Theresa L.
Konnert, Candace A.
Edelstein, Barry A.
Title Clinical and Counseling Psychology Graduate Students’ Expectations for Future Work With Older Adults
Journal name Clinical Gerontologist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1545-2301
0731-7115
Publication date 2015-07-06
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/07317115.2015.1067271
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 38
Issue 5
Start page 357
End page 374
Total pages 18
Place of publication Philadelphia, United States
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract In a study that sampled clinical and counseling graduate students in four countries, we examined ways in which students who do not plan to specialize in work with older adults anticipate future work with this population. Participants (n = 431) completed an online survey of geropsychology training opportunities and the Pikes Peak Geropsychology Knowledge and Skill Assessment Tool. Counseling psychology students and those pursuing a PsyD or Master’s degree were more likely to anticipate future work with older adults than clinical psychology students and those pursuing a PhD, though clinical psychology students tended to have more training opportunities in geropsychology. Content analysis was used to examine open-ended responses about expectations for future work with older adults. Themes varied by country, degree, and specialty.
Keyword Career planning
Geropsychology
Graduate students
Training
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus Article
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Tue, 15 Sep 2015, 02:39:50 EST by System User on behalf of Scholarly Communication and Digitisation Service